22 Top Tips for Better Classroom Management

The CoolCatTeacher

I want them to join Google classroom. and I want them to turn their photograph in as an assignment in Google Classroom. As I notice students who struggle, I work to expose them to a variety of software, tools, self-regulation techniques, and tactics to help them learn and improve.

How to Make Programming Easier

The CoolCatTeacher

If you don’t have Google Docs, just use this PDF. In addition to creating curriculum, Michael also writes software to make life easier for teachers.

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3DBear Review: The Augmented Reality Classroom Pro

The CoolCatTeacher

Explore 3D Bear Now So, for example, if a student goes into Sketchup (formerly Google Sketchup) and you’ve added Sketchup’s STL extension, they can create or import items and then export them. Or you can use Tinkercad or any other 3D modeling software.

9 Fine Ways to Do Better 20% Time

The CoolCatTeacher

Twenty percent time from Google. Based on the Google 20% time, students take 20% of their time in a class to pursue a personal interest project. Maker Movement. Many schools are creating maker spaces or “ Fab Labs ” so students have a space and place to invent.

6 Super Science Edtech Ideas: Using Technology to Level Up Science Classrooms

The CoolCatTeacher

I always think of giving my students that sandbox time so that they can play a little bit with the software. It might be typing up your notes in a Google Doc.

Holistic Learning: Where Students Work Problems That Matter

The CoolCatTeacher

Students need people problems, design problems, software problems, communication problems, and all kinds of issues to develop problem-solving abilities. A Global Search for Education Post From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

20 STEM Activities For Kids This Summer

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Lightbot – Lightbot is an educational video game for learning software programming concepts. Sky Map , built by a team of amateur astronomers who work at Google, helps Android users locate stars and planets in the night sky. Maker Movement stem

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A Call to Remake the Maker Faire


Of all the learning trends of the past 20 years, one of the most sweeping and impactful has been the rise of the maker movement. Their message was simple: Think creatively about hardware, much like people think about software. So the maker movement started with adults.

Makerspace for Little or Nothing

The Daring Librarian

You can take baby steps into the Maker Movement. I'm not 100% sold, even after 7 years of talking about the Maker Movement, that it's something that's here to stay and not just a fad. That's why I've intentionally NOT spent a lot of money on our Maker corner.

The Stories We Were Told about Education Technology (2019)

Hack Education

Deliberate) Misinformation -- about what ed-tech can do, about the problems it will solve, about what sort of circumstances students and schools and society are now facing, about what sort of future new technologies will necessarily give us -- is picked up and wielded by far too many education leaders and decision-makers. Carnegie Mellon announced it would open source its digital learning software. Google was fined $170 million for violating children’s privacy on YouTube.

"For the love of money is the root of all evil." - 1 Timothy 6:10, King James Version of the Bible

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

I can remember the genuine excitement of the movement to use Free and Open Source Software in schools. Google came in with their free email services, and it turned out that no matter how compelling the philosophical and pedagogical arguments were for Open Source, it was actually the "free" aspect that carried the day. We may be seeing the same cycle play out in the maker movement. I read something yesterday that stopped me in my tracks.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Wednesday, March 12th at 9am PDT in Seattle, WA Maker Movement at NCCE 2014 with Sylvia Martinez, Join colleagues for a day of hard fun and problem solving — where computing meets tinkering and design. Google Science Fair 2014.